A bird atop a pole has a great vantage point to look both behind and forward. I imagine most of nature looks ahead, except for the fear of predators! But we can look behind, not out of fear but to learn for the future. And we usually like to take the first days of a new year to do just that.
So, I want to point out some blog posts from the past year that can help you make plans for the coming year to use the IBM Tivoli Monitoring for System p agents most effectively.
If you read nothing else, read about the latest HMC Base agent, which has been greatly enhanced to monitor your Power servers:
ItmSysp: Spring is here!...New HMC agent combines CEC agent function!
And here are other blog posts from 2013 that might interest you:
ItmSysp: affect vs effect...physb vs physc
ItmSysp: Combining Bags and Combining Agents
ItmSysp: Transplanting bushes, migrating LPARs and other enjoyable life events
ItmSysp: A Man with Two Watches...Syncing System p Agents with NMON and TOPAS Metrics
ItmSysp: Thinking ahead: Best practices for System p agents and Historical Data Collection
Prevention and Maintenance:
ItmSysp: An ounce of prevention in interim fixes
ItmSysp: Fireplaces and other places to find logs
ItmSysp: apple cores, AIX cores and what to do with them
ItmSysp: AIX and VIOS Premium agents might core on AIX 6.1 TL8 and VIOS 2.2.2
More to come in 2014, so stay tuned!